We made this short film in anticipation of a Splinter Cell game being announced at E3. Whilst that doesn't appear to be coming true, no reason for everyone to not enjoy the short.
A really hard production on me - one man band and action films with loads of setups in just 3 days is a LOT of work. Radio mics were super handy (Rodelink).
I used the a7rii due to it having better autofocus than the sii, and also the lower rolling shutter in full frame mode (which we needed for the woods scene at the start).
We also used a Sony RX100V on top of a light stand to film all the CCTV shots, and a DJI Mavic pro for the drone stuff. The thermal imaging stuff is real thermal imaging (a FLIR camera on an iPhone X) - hence it's low resolution and frame rate.
Feel free to ask me any questions or post feedback and I hope you enjoy it!
I currently own an A99. I have some investment in o A mount lenses, but not too much to the point where it'd be hard to justify a switch to the E mount. I like my A99. However, I am interested in taking advantage of some potential savings while I can still get some money for my A99. I am a scuba diver and one thing I have been frustrated with is the ability to get an underwater housing for my A99. It seems that most of the underwater housing companies have moved on to the E mount cameras. I am currently a hobbyist whose done some professional work. I am planning to take on more professional work. My focus is will be on architectural, commercial, and product primarily. I may also do some portrait photography. I will also use my gear in underwater situations. That will be more of a hobby (vacations, etc.). I love the idea of going all-in and switching to the A9, however, I can't justify the spend for that. I do like the idea of taking advantage of some savings on the Sony A7R II that are going on now. However, I understand there are several limitations with that camera. So, then I come to the A7RIII versus just upgrading to the A99II (I fear the lack of an underwater housing here). Given the choice between the A7RII and the A7RIII, which would you choose? Or would you bite the bullet and just go for the A9? I am thinking about the long term. I'd like to invest in a system that I'll use for the next 15 - 25 years.
I would be interested in other users thought on the question of shooting compressed vs. uncompressed RAW files with the A7rII.
I have been shooting uncompressed thus far. I make large exhibition prints. Occasionally for a less important assignment or one with a smaller final output I shoot compressed RAW.
I googled this topic when I first got the camera and found a an extreme pixel peeper who had done tests and claimed that, when shooting compressed RAW files, he could see small artifacts in areas where dark and light areas met.
Anybody done real world comparisons, making prints etc.?
I am traveling in Asia and had to buy a second external drive to accommodate my 85 MB uncompressed RAW files. It sure would be nice to cut my storage needs in half by shooting compressed RAW files, if there were no discernible loss of image quality.
Is anyone using the tamron SP 35mm F1.8 Di vc USD lens with sony A7rii?The tamron website says it is also compatible with sony cameras, so does that mean you wont be needing any adaptors to use this lens? I know the VC function is not for the sony cameras but what about the autofocus performance?
Does this lens works with A7rii as good as it works with nikons and cannons?